Replay: North East Business Awards 2014 - Teesside Final

The North East Business Awards 2014 - Teesside Final took place at the place at The Olympia Building, Teesside University tonight. Replay our coverage of the event here

The Teesside subregional final of the North East Business Awards takes place tonight
The Teesside subregional final of the North East Business Awards takes place tonight

The North East Business Awards 2014 - Teesside Final took place at the place at The Olympia Building, Teesside University tonight. Replay our coverage of the event here

Welcome to our coverage of the North East Business Awards 2014 - Teesside Final. If you're at the event, tweet us using the hashtag #nebizawards - we'd love to see your pics!

19.03

Good evening. Welcome to the The North East Business Awards 2014 - Teesside Final which is taking place at The Olympia Building, Teesside University tonight.

Our business and features writer Kelley Price is at the event and will be keeping us updated with all the winners as the awards progress.

19.05

Our reporter Kelley Price says there are a lot of people at the awards tonight and we would like to wish all the finalists good luck.

19.11

Here is a picture of the awards as the guests take to their seats as Kim Inglis starts the proceedings. Kim will be followed by Chris Styles, editor of the Evening Gazette, who is giving the opening speech.

19.15

Chris Styles, editor of the Evening Gazette is now talking about business growth in Teesside

19.20

Professor Graham Henderson Vice Chancellor of Teesside Univeristy has now taken to the stage.

This is the seventh year for the North East Business Awards to be hosted at Teesside University.

19.25

The opening speeches are now over and all the guests seem very impressed. It is now time for the starters, so I'll bring you a few photos of the guest who are all looking very dapper.

19.28

Here is another photo of the guests - don't they look smart?

19.35

Good luck to all the companies in the Teesside sub regional finals tonight - here is another photo of some of the finalists

19.43

Apparently the starter was lovely and everyone is enjoying themselves at the North East Business Awards. The guests are now waiting for their main course, so here is another great photo of TTE

20.00

Guests are enjoying dinner and having the opportunity to network with other companies. Here is a photo of some of the lovely staff from Lemon.

20.10

Our reporter Kelley Price says that it is the biggest ever turn-out for the North East Business Awards regional heat in Teesside.

Apparently the main course was just as nice as the starter - do you all agree?

20.20

Here is a list of the eleven award categories for this evening's ceremony and the names of the shortlisted businesses for each award

Company of the Year, sponsored by FW Capital

  • Applied Integration UK Ltd
  • Hertel UK
  • Nifco (UK) Ltd

Small Business Award

  • Ecco Finishing Supplies
  • Espresso Web Design
  • PJA Distribution

Export Award, sponsored by UKTI

  • CorDEX Instruments Ltd
  • Glanbia Nutritionals
  • TTE International Ltd

Innovation Award, sponsored by Nifco (UK) Ltd

  • CatalySystems Ltd
  • Mobile Rock.it Ltd
  • Skignz Ltd

Internet & ICT Award, sponsored by Teesside University

  • Hospitality Guaranteed
  • Purple Creative Studio
  • Visualsoft eCommerce

Newcomer of the Year, sponsored by Virgin Money

  • Avec Partnerships Ltd
  • PJA Distribution
  • Steel River Consultants

Heart of the Community Award, sponsored by TTE International Ltd

  • Castlegate Shopping Centre
  • C&A Pumps & Engineering Ltd
  • Cummins Ltd

Low Carbon, Corporate Responsibility & Environment Award, sponsored by Middlesbrough College

  • J & B Recycling Ltd
  • Middleton Hall Retirement Village
  • Returnable Packaging Services Ltd

Manufacturing Award, sponsored by ABB Consulting

  • Applied Integration UK Ltd
  • Nifco (UK) Ltd
  • Nobia UK - Darlington Manufacturing

Apprenticeship Award, sponsored by Tees Valley Unlimited

  • Industrial & Marine Hydraulics
  • Nifco (UK) Ltd
  • Vela Group

Services Award

  • Blackwells of Norton
  • Evolution Business and Tax Advisors LLP – Chartered Accountants
  • Lemon Business Solutions Ltd
20.26

Everyone is now tweeting pictures of their main course - a gorgeous lamb dinner according to reporter Kelley Price

20.45

Chris Styles, Evening Gazette Editor, is very proud to be the business awards tonight

20.59

It looks like dinner is coming to an end, so the awards will begin shortly after guest speaker Julia Hartley-Brewer gives her speech.

21.15

The awards are about to start and first up it is the  Innovation Award, sponsored by Nifco UK

The shortlisted companies are

  • CatalySystems Ltd
  • Mobile Rock.it
  • Skignz Ltd

Good luck to you all.

21.22

It seems the finalists will have to wait a little longer to find out if they're winners as guest speaker Journalist and broadcaster Julia Hartley- Brewer takes to the stage

21.31

Guest speaker Julia Hartley-Brewer talks schooldays with the Chancellor, the Krankies.

21.41

Announcements of the North East Business Awards' winners are about to begin - good luck all!

21,56

It's finally time for first award of the night, the Innovation Award sponsored by @NifcoUK  and congratulations goes to CatalySystems Ltd.

 

Replay our live coverage from the Tyneside & Northumberland subregional final HERE

Replay our coverage of the Durham & Wearside subregional final HERE

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer